SAY NO… TO CORAL MOUNTAIN RESORT!
THIS IS THE WRONG PROJECT IN THE WRONG LOCATION AT THE WRONG TIME
SAY NO … TO USING OUR DRINKING WATER FROM OUR AQUIFER TO FILL THEIR WAVE BASIN …
A developer has proposed a PROJECT with a WAVE BASIN using precious water that is subject to increasing evaporation due to ever rising numbers of hot days in the desert…
in the midst of a mega drought!
when the heat could the wax off of the surfboards!
The only other wave park in the desert in the world is WADI UAE where a 100 + mile dedicated pipeline has been built to bring in desalinated water that is then cooled.
PROPOSED WAVE BASIN is close to 17acres in size – 14 football fields !
Site is currently zoned for a golf course.
Developer says… golf course uses more(?) water.
We say, new golf courses should use recycled wastewater for irrigation so impact to our precious drinking water is zero.
We also say… “you own this land, then develop it responsibly AND don’t build a wave basin !”
SAY NO … to REZONING from “low density residential with golf” to “tourist commercial”
…the PROJECT does not fit with the character of the surrounding residential communities
…will open the door to future changes in the area
SAY NO … to SUB PHASE CONSTRUCTION
…could be areas of vacant land for years – dust bowl ? who maintains ?
…Short-Term Vacation Rentals will abound
SAY NO … to SPECIAL EVENTS
Developer says up to 4 a year – up to 4 days each
…disruption as well with “set up and take down”
along with special events comes …more traffic, congestion, noise, pedestrians
…draw on public services … law enforcement and other emergency services
…parking congestion – pedestrian safety
SAY NO … to “17” – 80 foot light towers ( 8 stories tall ! ) and glare associated with commercial development
…good bye forever to beautiful dark desert night skies
SAY NO – to the quiet safe refuges for wildlife and Peninsular Bighorn Sheep
… bighorn sheep do not flourish in an urbanized environment
SAY NO … to TRAFFIC
…NO public transportation to So. La Quinta – car dependent area
…Many years of construction traffic in sub phase development – no end in sight!
…Taxing of current road systems
…Traffic associated with Special Events
..Won’t just affect us in south La Quinta – it could affect everyone !
SAY NO… to NOISE
..Construction noise will have no end because of sub-phase development
…Noise from Special Events
…Day to day operational noise of Wave Basin
surface water craft – jetskis
jumbotron / music
equipment to generate the wave creates noise
sound is amplified by Coral Mountain – hikers NOW can be heard speaking !